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By John M. Whalen
It’s night and a ship moves in the water through a dark curtain of fog. We see George Raft as Captain Johnny Angel on the bridge peering out into the pea soup as another vessel looms ahead suddenly in the darkness, abandoned and drifting in the water. Raft sounds the foghorn but there’s no response. He boards the derelict with several of his crew to search for clues as to what happened. They go below to the captain’s quarters and finds it wrecked. A picture lies on a desk in a shattered frame. Raft picks it up and we see it is a picture of him as a younger man standing next to an older one. A crew member enters the cabin and says there is blood below, and water in the hold, but no signs of life.
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In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, May 24th 2016.
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Follow-Up Keaton shorts collection Bill & Ted News Warner Archive: Unsinkable Molly Brown, They Were Expendable, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor / Victoria Kino Lorber: I Wake Up Screaming,Battle of the Sexes, Fritz Lang’s Western Union, Destiny Grindhouse Releasing: Fulci’s A Cat in the Brain Disney Movie Club: The Boatniks Signal One upcoming releases Universal: Patch Adams BFI: Carmen Jones (Released by Fox in the Us), The Crying Game, Cry of the City (Coming in September from Kino in the Us) Kickstarter: RoboDoc Links to Amazon 54 Director’s Cut Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection 1917–1923 The Chase Devlin (1974): The Complete Series French Postcards Iphigenia Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers King & Four Queens Manhunter A Married Woman Mystery Science Theater 3000 »
- Ryan Gallagher
Lock your doors! Hulking menace Victor Buono gets the full-on psycho treatment, based (very) roughly on early reports of The Boston Strangler. The 'baby doll' killer also prefigures the fiendish Richard Speck. Burt Topper's film is routine but ex- Baby Jane star Victor Buono's performance is decidedly not. The Strangler DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1964 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 89 min. / Street Date November 10, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Victor Buono, Diane Sayer, Davey Davison, Jeanne Bates, Ellen Corby, Mimi Dillard, Selette Cole, David McLean, Baynes Barron, Michael Ryan, Russ Bender, Wally Campo, Byron Morrow, John Yates, James Sikking, Robert Cranford. Cinematography Jacques R. Marquette Film Editor Robert S. Eisen Original Music Martin Skiles Written by Bill S. Ballinger Produced by Samuel Bischoff, David Diamond Directed by Burt Topper
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
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3 items from 2016
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